April 21, 2020

Contact: Steven Nekhaila,
Chairman, Libertarian Party of Florida
[email protected]

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Libertarian Party of Florida endorses the American Revolution 2.0 March for Freedom and urges all Libertarians to join with them in Tallahassee May 1 to call for an immediate end to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Safer at Home” mandate. Growing numbers of organizations, along with state and local officials, are calling for an end to draconian shutdown which threatens more lives than COVID-19. More and more Americans will go hungry soon if they no longer have a job to support themselves. Currency will become increasingly worthless as more is printed to provide welfare to more and more Americans.

The AR 2.0 Florida Rally will be held May 1 at 2 pm on the steps of the State Capitol. Similar AR 2.0 rallies will be held nationwide that day. For more information, visit their webpage or their Facebook page.

Steven Nekhaila

“This economic destruction needs to end immediately,” says LPF Chairman Steven Nekhaila. “The longer this goes on, the deeper our economy will collapse. Jobs lost, employer’s door shuttered, bank accounts emptied, none of that is helping. The longer this goes on, the deeper we get. What does work is sensible adults going about their lives. Those sensible adults take responsibility their own health and the health of their loved ones while practicing safeguards from those who are irresponsible.”

Nekhaila said the LPF supports any call for the shutdown to end, but AR 2.0 stood out. “What impressed us about AR 2.0 is their commitment to safe distancing, face masks and other safeguards while raising their voices demanding for the state’s economy to open up.”

“We’re excited to have the Libertarians join us,” said AR 2.0 organizer Josh Ellis. “What we really want people to get out of this is that more and more people are realizing that government is not going to take care of them. They need to stand up and take care of themselves.”

Libertarians believe adults can think for themselves, even in a pandemic. Armed with information from their doctors, adults are free to protect themselves from the contagion, or defy it. Equally informed adults know not everyone is as cautious as they are so they know to safeguard themselves from those others. Only by having a healthy, thriving economy can Americans protect both their health and their livelihood.

Since 1974, the Libertarian Party of Florida stands for peaceful personal freedom. The LPF believes society functions best when individuals are free to make choices, not governments. The LPF webpage is

– By J. Mark Barfield, Staff Writer

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